Images of what appears to be an iPhone 8 adorned in Jet White surfaced over the weekend on Chinese social networking site, Weibo, and were then shared on Twitter Saturday by up-and-coming iPhone tipster, Benjamin Geskin.
Shown in the Tweet below, these candid snapshots offer us a rare first glimpse at what a Jet White iPhone 8 could look like, and are quite refreshing after months of seeing the handset surface in a Jet Black hue, amidst rumors of other colors including a Mirrored-silver finish.
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) July 30, 2017
While we can’t guarantee their authenticity, the images do appear to coincide almost perfectly with all the iPhone 8 rumors we’ve been reporting on to date. Namely, they show both the front and back of the device, notably boasting the edge-to-edge, ultra thin-bezeled display with an appendage at the top which will house Apple’s revolutionary new dual-lens 3D/AR-based camera system, front-facing earpiece, and sensory array, as well as the vertically-mounted dual-lens camera system we’ve seen several times in the past.
Additionally, although previous rumors have hinted that the iPhone 8 will feature a stainless steel frame, the images appear to show a pewter silver-like frame surrounding the device on all sides, as well as a similar frame encapsulating the dual-lens camera system around back. The Apple logo and inscriptions, likewise, appear to be of the same silver variety, suggesting a consistency in color coordination, through-and-through.
Interestingly, neither of the photos appear to hint where Touch ID has been implemented on the device, which, if indeed they are authentic, suggests that Apple may have settled on one of several different possibilities: either the company has found a way to embed its Touch ID sensor underneath the display glass, or as hinted in a research note by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, or Apple has somehow incorporated Touch ID into an enlarged version of the traditional sleep/wake button on the side of the device. Alternatively, Cupertino may have axed a Touch ID sensor altogether in favor of that proprietary new 3D/AR-based facial recognition feature, which will supposedly be even more secure than a user’s fingerprint.
As previously mentioned, we have no way of knowing whether the device pictured is an actual iPhone 8 in Jet White, or whether it’s just a really, really well-designed replica. However this wouldn’t be the first time we’ve heard about the iPhone 8 being offered in a Jet White color.
Last year, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was first to spearhead the Jet White iPhone 8 rumor, and while this is arguably the first device we’ve seen adorned in the color, it’s also worth noting that we were also supposed to see a Jet White iPhone 7 last year — and of course, we did not. And therefore, we highly recommend taking these otherwise beautiful snapshots of the ‘Jet White iPhone 8’ with a grain of salt until further notice.
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